publication . Report . 2016

Tax policy: The fiscal revenue effects of international tax planning

Beznoska, Martin; Hentze, Tobias;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2016
  • Publisher: Köln: Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft (IW)
In the course of the 'Panama Papers' discussion, questions arise concerning the fiscal effects of international profit shifting and tax avoidance. A recent OECD study estimates the worldwide corporate tax losses to lie between 4 and 10 percent of the revenues. Applied to Germany, this would reflect between 3 and 7 billion Euro or maximum 1 percent of total tax revenues. However, the estimation underlies questionable assumptions and therefore severe uncertainties.
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